dogIDs "How-to" Dog Blog

How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly
Using a Step-In Dog HarnessA nylon dog harness is something every dog should have. They are a great tool to use when walking with your pet. Here are instructions on How To Put On A Dog Harness Correctly.Before we start... Do you have a step-in harness? No? Check out our variety of harness at dogIDs here. Our step-in harness is available in an embroidered style or with a personalized…
Dog Bite Prevention - Statistics and What You Can Do
National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place the second week of April every year so we put together this infographic with statistics on dog bites in the United States for our readers.Dog Bite Prevention You'll notice that some of the reasons dogs bite include fear or pain, resource guarding or re-directing their aggression. A couple of things you can do to help prevent dog bites include…
Most Popular Personalized Dog Collars
Most Popular Personalized Dog CollarsSo you need a new collar for your best friend. With so many collars out there, picking the right one can be ruff. The office pups at dogIDs want to help you out!Personalized Nylon Collars Custom Embroidered Nylon Dog Collar: This nylon collar is absolutely pawesome! With a variety of nylon and thread colors, you can have your pet's name and phone number…
Tips to Consider if Your Dog is Scared of Children
Children and dogs often do really well together. I always had a dog growing up, and our family golden retriever was very tolerant of us kids playing rough with her, chasing her, taking her toys and so on. She didn’t seem to mind one bit and likely enjoyed this kind of attention from us. For other dogs, though, children can be stressful, annoying or even scary, especially if the dog is not…
Can Acupuncture Help My Dog?
Meet Ody! He’s an office dog here, at dogIDs, and his mom is Keely who works in customer service. Ody is a French Bulldog mix and his favorite thing to do is cuddle up with his momma. Being a French Bulldog makes Ody susceptible to lower back problems, like Disc Disease. Ody was diagnosed with Disc Disease 5 months ago and is now pain-free all thanks to dog acupuncture.What is Disc Disease?Disk Di…
Common House Plants That Are Harmful To Your Dog
Hooray! Spring is here! You know what that means. It is finally nice enough to leave the jacket at home, take your dog for long walks until the sun sets and start planting your garden.If you are thinking of testing out your green thumb, it’s important to remember the family pets before you introduce new plants to your yard or home. Adding some green to our living landscape has many benefits to us…
How to Break Up A Dog Fight
Hopefully, you’ll never have to break up a fight between dogs, but it could happen sooner or later, especially if you visit dog parks or work at a dog daycare.Thankfully, most dog fights sound worse than they actually are. There's a lot of growling, snarling and posturing, but you can often defuse the situation with a quick “hey!” or clapping your hands. Often enough, the dogs will just “shake off…
How Do I Prep My Pet For My Vacation Away From Them?
Whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or spending two weeks abroad, an important step in your vacation prep is making sure your pet will be well cared for. Bringing your four-legged family members along for the trip is the preferred option, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. In order to help prevent anxiety and make sure your pet feels comfortable, here are some great tips on prepping for v…
What You Should Know About Active Duty Military Dogs
What You Should Know About Active Duty Military Dogs Military working dogs are an important part of our military branches. After selecting Military Working Dog Team Support Association Inc. (MWDTSA) as our Paw It Forward partner for the last quarter of 2015, we quickly learned just how amazing these dogs really are. From this partnership with MWDTSA, the dogIDs pack was given the opportunity to v…
Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at Night
Whether it's a long summer evening or a brisk winter walk after work, you and your dog like to spend time outside when it's dark out. You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind, no matter the season.Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at NightKeep your dog close Last October I was driving home…
Dog ID Tags - Not just for Dogs
Our company name may be dogIDs, but you might be surprised by how many tags and collars we make every month that end up on a different kind of pet - from livestock to household animals! Here are a few of our favorite engraving projects for other four-legged friends: Goat Collars for Petting Zoos One of our customers is a zoo with a group of friendly goats. They wanted a better wa…
How to Stop Your Dog From Barking When Home Alone
When I first adopted my dog Ace, he would bark for 20 minutes every time I left for work (those high-pitched, annoying yips!). This was stressful for me, because I lived in an apartment at the time and didn’t want my new dog to cause problems with my neighbors. I remember asking a friend what I should do, and she said not to worry. She believed my dog would adjust just fine to my ro…
What does your dog really want for a holiday gift?
Just for fun, I asked a couple of dog owners what they think their dogs might really want for a holiday gift this year.Here’s what they had to say:Charlotte the Yorkie & Pippa the Yorkie mix“Pippa would love food, food and more food!” said Emily Lyons about her Yorkie/Maltese mix (pictured above, right).Charlotte, on the other hand, would love a sling-type puppy carrier.“She constantly wants to be…
How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws in Winter Weather
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet. For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care. Should your pup wear dog boots? I wrote a whole post on dog b…
3 Basic Questions to Ask Before Giving A Pet This Christmas
Before Giving A Pet for ChristmasWhile an animal might seem like the ultimate Christmas gift, there’s quite a few things to consider before buying a dog or cat.1. Is the recipient a child or an adult?If you’re planning to give a child a pet, it’s important to recognize that the primary caretaker of the dog or cat will likely be the child’s parents. If the animal is for your own son or daughter, ar…